Coach Competencies for Agilists

Forward Focused Conversations for Agile Teams
March 2024
May 2024
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This course includes everything you need to reach your ICF Credential!

Your Instructor and Coach

Natascha Speets - ICF PCC Certified

The Forward Focused Conversations Arc was designed by Natascha Speets (PCC) who came to the realization that most modern coaching styles and frameworks promote the same wish for their clients: Positive change, sustained learning, and deep awareness of self. 

Natascha is a certified Solutions Focused practitioner, but also uses her knowledge of systemic coaching, the GROW model, non-violent communication, and appreciative inquiry when engaging with her clients in coaching conversations.

Coach competencies

Part of both of Level 1 & Level 2 cohorts
  • 3 Coach specific training hours
  • 6 hours asynchrone
  • 7+ hours Group Mentoring
  • 3 Individual Mentoring sessions
  • Duration : 2 months
  • Interactive environment
  • Innovative learning methods
  • Notebook and training material
  • Core Competencies For Agilists
  • 3rd module ICF Level 1
  • 3rd module ICF Level 2
  • Language : English

Course Objectives CCA

  • How to integrate the Core Competencies in every different role we carry as Coach for Agile Teams
  • Understanding and applying the principles and tools of a Professional Coach working with Agile Teams
  • Understand and live the core competencies of a professional coach
  • Using Coaching skills to enhance your own leadership and that of others
  • Understanding how to be present as coach
  • Bring coaching competencies to the workplace
International Coaching Federation Training

Course Program Coach Competencies for Agilists

In this course we deepen the Coach competencies by ICF professional Coaches and how they apply in your daily reality as Agile Coach. This course can be enjoyed separately or as part of the larger course offerings by The Agile Company.
  • 20 – hour online class
  • 7 group mentor sessions
  • 3 individual mentor sessions
  • 6 hours asynchronous learning
  • Partial hours for Level 1 and Level 2

Coach Competencies For Agilists With Forward Focused Conversations - 36 hours

The Coaching Conversation
Definition of coaching
The Arc of the coaching conversation
Understanding the need behind the want
Identifying the gap
Coaching questions and what they do
Solutions Focused Coaching for Agile and Forward Focused Conversations
Systems coaching
Professional Coaching Competency Framework (ICF)
Decisions and difficult sessions

ICF Core Competencies
Demonstrates Ethical Practice
Embodies a Coaching Mindset
Establishes and Maintains Agreements
Cultivates Trust and Safety
Maintains Presence
Listens Actively
Evokes Awareness
Facilitates Learning and Growth

Practical Coaching Considerations
The Mindset and posture of a coach
Contracting with single and multiple stakeholders
Supervision and dealing with Agile Leadership
The Agile Organization as a System
Ethical considerations when coaching Agile Teams
Self awareness and development

Group Mentor coaching sessions
You can join these session at any time during your training, and even after you have finished! You need to participate in at least 10 practice sessions in which you will be coached, are coaching (at least 5 observed sessions) or you can observe and give feedback. We will note your attendance internally.

Individual Mentor coaching sessions
Thougout the program you can book 3 sessions with your mentor in which you will be working on a recorded coaching session and identify core coaching competencies you have or will need to develop to reach your desired Credential by the ICF

  • The Forward Focused Conversations Arc Practitioner Certificate
  • 36- hour coach specific training course
    • 20 live session hours
    • 7 hours of group mentoring sessions
    • 3 individual mentor coaching sessions
    • 6 hours of Self study components to deepen your learning including peer practice and journaling.
  • Lecture, exercises and live discussions in an interactive environment
  • Innovative and active learning methods
  • The Professional Coach’s tool box to get you started

This class is taught online using Zoom as our online meeting place where we will discuss, present and practice coaching competencies.

We meet weekly online in a live conference call we work towards our goal which is accompanying you to becoming a professional coach and receiving the ICF ACC credential.

To ensure high quality training for our students, we decided to limit our online Coaching Fundamentals classes to only 15 participants per cohort.

This course is perfect for

Agile Coaches, of course, but this class is open to anyone who wishes to become a professional coach; Consultants, leaders, HR-professionals, Scrum masters, managers and people looking for a career change.

The Coaching Fundamentals with Forward Focus  Conversations module will focus mostly on the Coaching stance. We are Agile Coaches, but most of all, we are professional coaches, and this class focuses on that aspect.

This course is open to anyone who wishes to become an ICF Certified Professional Coach. If you want to be able to reach the minimum of 60 coach specific training hours for your ICF ACC credential or the 125 minimum for PCC credential through Level 2 path, please reach out to the team to get a personalized estimate or book directly the entire course online!

To reach ACC Level 1 : Attendance in the entire Level 1 course including module 1 up to 3. (75-hour course)

Active participation in the Group Mentoring sessions
work through the notebook and materials we provide you with for self-study; reading articles, watching coaching videos etc. on our online learning platform
A minimum of 100 hours (70 paid) of coaching experience with at least eight clients following the start of your coach-specific training. At least 25 of these hours must occur within the 24 months prior to submitting the application for the credential.
Performance evaluation (audio recording and written transcript of a coach session to be uploaded with your application).
Completion of the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA) (Not included in the course fee)
The instructors of The Agile Company will help you in reaching your 100 hours and are always available for mentoring when needed. We also host regular mentoring sessions in which you can practice recording Coaching sessions for your evaluation.


Language : English
Duration : 2 months
Times: Find your timezone in the events
Certification : ICF-ACC, with conditions
Level : Professional
Path: Level 1 and Level 2

About The Online Professional Coach Training for Agilists Course

What makes this Coach Course different

Forward Focused Conversations help the client move from the “issue” they want to work with to “awareness and learning” on how they can move forward from their learning in the entireness of their (professional) life.

The Arc of the Forward Focused Conversation is designed to give coaches a structure they can use during the conversation with their clients, leaving enough room for flexibility and experimentation, but also providing focus to the movement of forwarding the client in their own learning.

Fully accredited for certification by...

The International Coaching Federation: Quality training guaranteed

An extensive program...

which you can easily integrate into your work life, only two hours per week training Engaging, interactive and online: comfortable, virtual participation from anywhere in the world Designed for a diverse global audience (work with coaches and trainees from all over the globe)

Created by The Agile Company...

based on the principles of Solutions Focused Brief coaching, non-violent communication, appreciative inquiry, the GROW model and Systemic coaching techniques, this program concentrates on a highly transferable, easy to learn and respectful coaching approach: Forward Focused Conversations.

Meet our Trainers

Passionate about Agile, we work together as a team to deliver meaningful change for our clients. We make it our mission to inspire change with our enthusiasm and knowledge of Coaching, Agile Teams and Organizational Agility.

Online Professional Coaching Program

What to expect

ICF Credential

This ICF accredited professional coach training course covers the fundamentals of Solution Focused Coaching and teaches you the ICF core competencies needed to apply for the ACC or PCC ICF credential. Combined with 7 group mentoring hours, 3 private mentoring hours and the 6 hours home study, this class will allow you to apply for the ICF ACC credential through the ACSTH track.


This class is a highly practical, interactive and live online course in which you will interact with people from all over the world. With this class you will also work with your peers in a group mentoring cohort in which you will dive deeper into the different subjects you have learned throughout the week!

Practical Knowledge

With the Agile Company’s Professional Coaching classes, you will start coaching immediately! Right from day one we will give you the tools to move towards having coaching conversations with the people you have available to you. Also, as we are The Agile Company, you get the benefit of joining a large community of Agile Coaches you can coach, co train or just take advise from. Your learning never stops!

Forward Focused Conversations help the client move from the “issue” they want to work with to “awareness and learning” on how they can move forward from their learning in the entireness of their (professional) life.

The Arc of the Forward Focused Conversation is designed to give coaches a structure they can use during the conversation with their clients, leaving enough room for flexibility and experimentation, but also providing focus to the movement of forwarding the client in their own learning.

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